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The Hangover (2009)

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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 225
Fresh: 177 | Rotten: 48

With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 41
Fresh: 30 | Rotten: 11

With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.

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A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night of drunken debauchery to find that the groom has gone missing, and attempt to get him to the alter in time for his wedding. In 48 hours, Doug is scheduled to walk down the aisle, effectively ending his reign as a rowdy bachelor. Realizing that this is their last blowout with their best friend, Doug's groomsmen organize a Sin City bachelor bash he'll never forget. The next

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Drama, Comedy

Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Todd Phillips, Jeremy Garelick

Dec 15, 2009

$277.3M

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All Critics (227) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (177) | Rotten (48) | DVD (17)

An intriguing, time-hopping set-up is wasted on obnoxious characters, celebrity cameos and crass attempts at humour.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comments (13)
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You might be embarrassed by laughing at some of the silliness, but don't be: Everyone else will be cracking up, too.

June 11, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Observer | Comments (2)
New York Observer
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The movie smells like a hit, but honestly: Helms excepted, did it need to be quite so blandly cast, or quite so lamely raunchy?

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Comments (22)
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There is a sort of perverse brilliance or brilliant perverseness to be found in this story of a bachelor party gone terribly wrong.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The Hangover, like the condition for which it's named, has some spirited moments, but more often it stumbles and slurs, regurgitating earlier pleasures and praying for the fog to lift.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Comment (1)
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Amusing as it is, it never feels real.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Comments (9)
New York Daily News
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The galaxy Galifianakis is beaming in from is infinitely more fascinating than the one this film occupies, but his visits from Beserko World are more than worth it.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin
Deadspin

The kind of brilliant comedy that will have you gasping, laughing so hard you'll have tears in your eyes and rocking back in your chair from laughter.

May 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

Just when you think things can't get any more farcical, they do: The Hangover is the Crank of comedy.

September 29, 2012 Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk
TheShiznit.co.uk

If the movie's gleeful rush into areas of questionable comedic taste occasionally raises an eyebrow here and there, the end sequence will sear them right off.

September 29, 2011 Full Review Source: American Profile
American Profile

A younger generation is finding new stupid things to do underneath the desert sun.

August 26, 2011 Full Review Source: East Bay Express
East Bay Express

Starting on Monday, Coogan and Bryden share meals . . . and what passes for conversation. When they're not insufferable, they're boring

June 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comment (1)
Urban Cinefile

I highly recommend going into this film blind, just to keep some of the surprises from being ruined. Oh, and being a 21-year-old male will also really help you to enjoy this flick.

October 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

The Hangover might not be top class indie pop art, but the film represents the best of what comedy can provide -- pure, unadulterated, slaphappy entertainment. And there's nothing wrong with that.

October 15, 2010 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

I can definitely understand why it was a humongous hit, but when all is said and done, once was enough for this partier...

August 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It's good for wasting time and pondering the absurdity of not-so-random events, but not for much else.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

A fun time is had watching these three men piece together a night that never was, something of an old school detective story mixed with a heavy dose of adult humour. Better comedies have been released, yet not many as brazen as The Hangover.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

The Hangover doesn't contain the constant rip-roaring laughs the likes of Superbad or some of the Frat Pack's best.

April 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

Bachelor Party meets Dude, Where's My Car (and about as entertaining as the two of them averaged together.)

April 7, 2010 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Comments (2)
MovieCrypt.com

The stupid fun of The Hangover is worth experiencing at least once. [Blu-ray]

January 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Todd Philips, who wrote and directed Road Trip and Old Scool, wrote Borat, and even plays the coked out Israeli dude in the elevator in The Hangover, has had his finger on the pulse of modern comedy cinema for a decade.

January 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Bangitout.com
Bangitout.com

Quite entertaining as an entry in this tried-and-true genre of "guys going on a inadvertent wacky adventure," and I like how this one is set up as a kind of mystery.

December 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

The real underlying message of The Hangover, as in most of Phillips' films, is that women are shrews, whores and/or fools-though Galifinakis is the only one to deal with the homoerotic subtext within the male bonding.

December 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Comments (4)
Examiner.com

works not because it is a comedy, but because its unimpressive comedic content is framed by much more interesting detective story

December 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews

...apparently, I have no sense of humor for finding so little joy in the runaway hit comedy 'The Hangover.'

December 13, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Comments (59)
Movie Metropolis

Question: What do Mike Tyson's tiger, a chicken, a horrible effeminate Chinese man stereotype naked in a car trunk, a stolen police car, a baby, a missing tooth and Phil Collins' music all have in common? Answer: Nothing...

December 6, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for The Hangover

Very funny movie about the day after a batchelor party. Four friends go to Vegas for a batchelor party. They wake up the next day to find Mike Tyson's tiger in their hotel room, a baby boy, a missing tooth, someone got married (not the groom), a hospital wrist band and the groom is missing. They have to try to piece together the night before, to find the groom and get to the wedding on time. I love the police car scenes and the poker scenes. This movie is a bit like Dude, Where's My Car and Very Bad Things. Great cast. Stay on at the end to watch the snaps from the night before. Hilarious!
December 28, 2013
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Candy Rose

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The Hangover is one of the most memorable and hilarious comedies of the last ten years. Todd Phillips has made the best film of his career and he assembles a great cast of talented actors that deliver some hilarious performances. The jokes are great, and the film is entertaining and original. I really was surprised at how good this film turned out to be. When I originally saw this film, I went expecting something that wouldn't be that great, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a near flawless comedy that boasts some great on-screen comedy and it is a film that is entertaining from start to finish. There is nothing really to dislike here, if you want a funny film, and then gives this one a shot. Todd Phillips delivers a great film, one that shows how talented he is in terms of creating something hilarious, while telling an interesting story. The Hangover is not a masterpiece, but it is one of the best comedies that manages to bring on effective laughs and memorable on-screen moments. If you're tired of uninspired comedies and you enjoy amusing comedies that will keep you laughing from start to finish, then this is the film for you. The Hangover is memorable and it is a guaranteed good time that you're sure to enjoy. Skip the sequels, they are not worth your time, but definitely check this one out. Todd Phillips direction is great, and with that being said he has a good understanding of how to make a worthwhile comedy. The Hanover is a great film, one that is refreshing and just hilarious from the first frame onwards.
May 30, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Never able to scrounge a dull moment, the Hangover is easily my favourite comedy of this decade. These three guys are what truly make this film work. Their chemistry, the story, the outcomes, the surprises, the laughs, and anything else that you would expect from a brilliant comedy is present in this film. It follows "The Three Best Friends that anyone could have" as they venture off to have a bachelor party in Vegas for their best friend Doug. It may not be the most brilliant film of all time, but it works in more ways than one. I laughed my ass off and that is all I cared about really. These guys are blast to watch and the script is hilarious! I love "The Hangover!"
May 24, 2013
KJ Proulx

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